Build Your Business

Build Your business

Building your own business can be a very rewarding experience. The steps to starting up depend on how you arrived at this point, but for most the path will include…

  • Fully exploring your business idea.
  • Connecting with other entrepreneurs doing similar work.
  • Finding clarity on what it will involve.

Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey you are welcome to book a discussion with our enterprise coaching programme, Build Your Business.

Build Your Business is free to use and includes…

  • Our tried-and-tested tools and templates for business planning, cash flow forecasting and marketing plans. 
  • Tailored one-to-one-coaching to shape the business model that works for you.
  • Help with validating and testing your ideas and markets.
  • Signposting of additional support from other organisations.
  • Networking opportunities to meet other entrepreneurs.
  • Help with finding investment.
  • A diagnostic of your business and business idea.
  • One-to-one specialist support, delivered by business experts
  • Events and networking opportunities
  • 6 months free membership of Impact Hub Bradford’s Virtual Membership plan (including a registered city centre business address)

Our Enterprise Coaches

Imran Hussain

Imran Hussein at Impact Hub Bradford

Upcoming Events

8th December 2022

28th July 2022

Ayub Younis

Ayub Younis

Case Studies

As part of the Build Your Business programme, our enterprise coaches have been developing a series of case studies highlighting the entrepreneurial journeys of a number of startup founders and how the programme is helping them along those journeys…

Raja Ali

Raja Ali - Sawat Marketing

Ritu Dagar

Ritu Dagar

Kayle McCoy

Kayle McCoy

Jassa Singh

Jassa Singh

Business Ideas

Forming a Community Interest Company

Register as a CIC ‘limited by shares’ if your CIC is more like a business. The owners will each hold shares, just as they would in a regular profit-making business. Each can have a number of shares, thereby defining the degree of control or ownership each holds. Each shareholder has as many votes as they have claims. They may also receive dividends.

Register as a CIC ‘limited by Guarantee’ if your CIC looks more like a charity. The directors can also be called trustees and will each commit to a cash guarantee to be paid if the company fails. The contract is usually set at just £1 each. Each trustee has one vote. Decisions by the committee of trustees/directors are made on a one-person-one-vote basis. No dividend can be paid. This format is more acceptable to most funding bodies.

Small & Medium Enterprise Facts

  • Over 20% of businesses fail in their first year and 60% within five years; so how do you give the people you help the best chance of succeeding?
  • Statistics prove that business success increases by 40% with external advice.
  • Almost 6 million SMEs were operating in the UK in 2020.
  • In 2020, UK small businesses had a total income of £1.6 trillion.
  • From 2000 to 2020, the business population increased by 72%.
  • 15% of all UK SMEs are professional, scientific, and technical companies.
  • In the UK, London has the most private sector businesses.
  • 20% of small businesses fail in their first year.
  • It is estimated that there are over 400 million SMEs worldwide.
  • In 2020, micro-sized businesses employed over 4 million people.
  • In 2020, small businesses made a turnover of £1.6 trillion.
  • SMEs accounted for 61% of employment in 2020.
  • In 2020, 4.6 million small businesses had no employees.
  • From 2000 to 2020, the UK business population increased by 72%.
  • MEs spend anywhere from £9,000 to £10,000 per month on Google advertising.
  • 64% of SME owners turn to social media for business advice.
  • From 2000 to 2020, the UK business population increased by 72%.
  • In the last two years, the number of private sector businesses grew by 1.9%.
  • Since 2000, the number of SMEs in the UK has increased by 73%.
  • In 2020, 32.27% of small businesses were owned by women.
  • The most female-dominated small business category is hair and beauty.

Get In Touch

If you’d like to talk more about Build Your Business, drop us a line… we’ll just need your name and email address to get back in touch. We won’t share your information with anyone else and if you’d prefer us to delete it after use, just let us know.

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